If you missed the video of Donald Trump talking to Eric Bolling on Fox News Channel’s Cashin’ In on Saturday, Aug. 1 don’t worry, as this is a recap of the Republican presidential campaign candidate’s comments that stood out, including why he scare’s the GOP and how he continues to rise in the polls, currently ahead of all other GOP contenders with a 20.8 percent rating.
According to Donald, there are a lot of things wrong with the country that career politicians just can’t fix, including those out fundraising and campaigning simultaneously right now (everyone but him), as they are going to owe someone favors for the money being thrown into their political careers. Not so for Trump, who is not relying on any benefactors to financially assist him–or be able to call in any markers for doing so when he takes the White House in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump says he could be doing a lot of other things besides running for president, but all he wants is to “make our country great again”. And he fears that if someone does not step up to the plate–someone who has no financial donors to please later if they win, then the country is going to get much worse.
When asked why he thinks the GOP is scared of him, he tells Eric Bolling, the Fox News host of Cashin’ In, that “we (in America) are going in such a wrong direction that it’s not going to be turned around very easily,’ but, as a presidential candidate, ‘I’m doing the right things. I’m saying the right things–in terms of the country, but the level of animosity and the level of hatred from some people (who resent him for it)…who I think are good people, is incredible. But likewise, the level of support is beyond incredible.” So this Republican candidate thinks that while those competing with him for the job disagree with his positions vehemently at times, there are many more in the public who support his positions, as evidenced by his strong poll numbers.
In regards to the press he is receiving on the campaign trail, the Donald had this to say:
This political press–so much of it–is dishonest. With that being said, there is probably 40 percent of it that is terrific and honorable and good.” Trump went on to add that while 40 to 50 percent of the press are honest, some of the press are not only dishonest; they are “knowingly dishonest”.
Undoubtedly, there are those news outlets who do have a liberal-leaning bent that oppose the messages and agenda of Trump for the American people, should he become the next United States president. There are even some news outlets that refuse to report on his campaign, like the Huffington Post, which will only report on him in their entertainment section, as if he were a Hollywood celebrity rather than a serious presidential contender. However, if you are looking for below-the-belt reporting, some of these so-called news sources will certainly give you that, and even some rumors and gossip that cannot be corroborated, too, unfortunately.
Donald Trump told Eric Bolling that Americans and their president “need to look at what China is doing, what Japan is doing, what Saudia Arabia is doing” and re-evaluate those relationships and whether they are what they need to be for our economic future, because he says that Saudia Arabia, for example “makes a billion dollars a day, and we protect them but get nothing for it.” And in regards to Mexico, Trump said that Ford is going to build a new plant in Mexico that will cost in excess of two billion dollars, which is going to take jobs from America, because a plant that large is going to mean Ford is moving jobs from here to Mexico. And a July USA Today report confirms the American loss.
Trump’s secret weapon, and the reason the GOP is so angry at him, might well be that his wealth and business acumen–and his unwillingness to be told what to do, gives him an advantage point his political rivals do not have, including Hillary Clinton, who cannot boast international and domestic economic prowess of his ilk either. In fact, Trump says it is his ability to be street smart when it comes to wheeling and dealing in the international arena with our nation’s competitors that is his best weapon. And, let’s face it, who is a better negotiator and deal-maker than “The Donald”?
The leaders (in Mexico) are too smart for our leaders. Their cunning, their smart. Our people aren’t sharp and they’re not smart.”
So, if Trump was still manning the helm at The Apprentice, and that show was about Washington, D.C., one can guess that the current administration and Congress would be hearing this line from the billionaire next year: You’re fired! And maybe they should be.